Christiaan de Jong
is an allround composer / guitarist / flutist with experience in playing all
kinds of music, from authentique barroque to tango, from flamenco to
contemporary composed and improvised music and jazz. He is based in Barcelona
He composed music for one
instrument solo with or without electronics, up to chambermusic, orchestral
works and music for big band, dance projects and theatre or his own "animated
scores". He composed for: Ralph van Raat, Harry Sparnaay, Orkest De
Volharding, Banda Municipal de Barcelona, Duo M. Koene & S. Gerritsen, Duo W.
Hijmans & A. McMichael, Barcelona Percussion Group, Marcel Worms, Trio Arbos,
and many more. He performed concerts playing his own music with M.
Stockhausen, Jorrit Dijkstra, R. Massari, Michael Svoboda, Frances Marie Uitti, R.
Dick, H. Sparnaay, Garth Knox, W. Wierbos and many other fine musicians..
De Jong started out as a
classical guitar player, studied later flute and added the electric guitar and
now uses those instruments in both jazz and chamber music settings. The electric
guitar can have an almost classical sound but extend to the most extreme heavy
metal sounds quite easily. He likes to mix improvisational elements and very
defined composed parts and often uses electronic backgrounds as well. Since 2011
he concentrates mainly on playing the amplified classical guitar, developing a
highly personal style, combining all the styles, which he previously has played.
He likes less formal presentations and plays the solo guitar music where ever it
finds its way to the audience; guitar festivals, jazz clubs, concert halls,
market places, parks and mixes easily avant-garde music with romantic classical
repertoire or flamenco or jazz standards.
He conducted many professional
and youth orchestras, involving written music and improvisation. He founded various ensembles like Trio
Sekwenza, Ensemble Barcelona Nova Musica , Intelligent Sound Ensembe and Globus Ensemble
He is founder and director of
Projecte Internacional d'Influčncies Musicals in
Spain and Stichting Gooi en Vecht Muziek in Holland
He teaches the guitar, flute
and composition in Weesp, Barcelona and online all over the world.